Etymology

1. nutcracker

noun. ['ˈnʌtˌkrækɝ'] a compound lever used to crack nuts open.

Etymology

  • cracker (English)
  • nut (English)
  • nute (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word nutcracker


1. Noun, singular or mass
Squeeze the nutcracker again to crack the shell in another place.

2. nutcracker

noun. ['ˈnʌtˌkrækɝ'] speckled birds that feed on nuts.

Synonyms

  • Nucifraga columbiana
  • Nucifraga caryocatactes
  • Clark's nutcracker
  • corvine bird
  • genus Nucifraga
  • common nutcracker

Etymology

  • cracker (English)
  • nut (English)
  • nute (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. nutcracker

noun. ['ˈnʌtˌkrækɝ'] any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects.

Synonyms

  • white-breasted nuthatch
  • Sitta carolinensis
  • oscine bird
  • Sittidae
  • family Sittidae
  • red-breasted nuthatch
  • Sitta europaea
  • Sitta canadensis
  • oscine
  • European nuthatch

Etymology

  • cracker (English)
  • nut (English)
  • nute (Middle English (1100-1500))
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